ANNOUNCEMENT

#RIDE4RIGHTS TRAIN AD LAUNCH

TERMA DAN SYARAT PERADUAN #RIDE4RIGHTS

  1. Peraduan #RIDE4RIGHTS ini dianjurkan oleh Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM) dan terbuka kepada semua warganegara Malaysia tanpa mengira had umur. Kakitangan SUHAKAM dan ahli keluarganya adalah TIDAK LAYAK menyertai peraduan ini.
  2. Peraduan ini bermula pada 7 September 2020 sehingga 31 Ogos 2021.
  3. Peserta perlu menaiki tren MRT atau KTM Komuter dan menangkap gambar yang berlatarbelakangkan iklan SUHAKAM di dalam tren MRT atau KTM Komuter dan memuat naik gambar tersebut ke dalam laman media sosial masing-masing sama ada Facebook, Twitter atau Instagram dengan hashtag #RIDE4RIGHTS dan #SUHAKAM berserta slogan atau kapsyen yang kreatif dan mengandungi nilai hak asasi manusia.
  4. Kapsyen tersebut sama ada menggunakan Bahasa Malaysia atau English.
  5. Peserta dibenarkan memuat naik seberapa banyak gambar ke dalam laman media sosial mengikut kreativiti masing-masing. Gambar yang telah dimuat naik ke laman media sosial perlu dijadikan public post.

HADIAH:

  1. Penganjur akan memilih LIMA(5) orang pemenang setiap minggu bermula pada 7 September hingga 30 November 2020. SEMBILAN(9) pemenang utama akan dipilih daripada pemenang-pemenang mingguan.
  2. Pemenang mingguan akan menerima hadiah berupa T-Shirt/Totebag SUHAKAM setiap orang. Pemenang utama akan menerima kad Touch n Go Edisi Khas bernilai RM100.00 setiap seorang.
  3. Nama pemenang mingguan akan diumumkan di laman sosial Facebook, Twitter dan Instagram SUHAKAM secara mingguan manakala nama pemenang utama akan diumumkan pada 10 Disember 2020 sempena Hari Hak Asasi Manusia Sedunia.
  4. Pihak penganjur akan menghubungi pemenang melalui e-mel atau telefon dan akan menghantar pautan borang dalam talian (online form) kepada pemenang untuk mengisi butiran peribadi. Pemenang bertanggungjawab untuk memberikan butiran peribadi seperti nama penuh, alamat surat-menyurat, nombor telefon dengan tepat. Hadiah pemenang akan dihantar melalui pos mengikut alamat yang diberikan oleh pemenang.

TANGGUNGJAWAB PESERTA

  1. Peserta bertanggungjawab sepenuhnya sekiranya berlaku liabiliti, kecelakaan, kecederaan, kehilangan, kerosakan, tuntutan atau kemalangan (termasuk kematian) yang disebabkan oleh penyertaan mereka dalam peraduan, pengumpulan dan/atau penggunaan hadiah. Pihak SUHAKAM tidak akan bertanggungjawab atas sebarang tanggungjawab, kecelakaan, kehilangan, kerosakan, tuntutan atau kemalangan (termasuk kematian) dengan cara apa pun yang dialami oleh peserta akibat daripada menyertai peraduan dan/atau penggunaan hadiah.
  2. Memandangkan pelaksanaan Akta Perlindungan Data Peribadi 2010 dengan mengambil bahagian dalam peraduan ini, peserta dengan ini memberikan kebenaran kepada pihak SUHAKAM untuk menggunakan nama, gambar penyertaan dan kapsyen gambar untuk tujuan mempromosikan hak asasi manusia di masa depan dalam apa jua program, penerbitan, media tanpa pampasan, pemberitahuan atau kebenaran tambahan daripada peserta.
  3. Dengan menyertai peraduan ini, peserta bersetuju setiap masa untuk terikat dengan terma dan syarat yang terkandung di sini.

HAK PENGANJUR

  1. Selaku penganjur peraduan ini, SUHAKAM berhak mutlak untuk mengkaji dan mengubah mana-mana terma dan syarat yang terkandung di sini pada bila-bila masa.
  2. Pihak penganjur berhak menolak penyertaan peserta sekiranya terdapat sebarang teknik cantuman gambar (collage technique), super impose, trick photograph yang bersifat tidak semula jadi.
  3. Peserta digalakkan untuk mengunjungi Terma & Syarat dari semasa ke semasa untuk melihat sebarang pindaan dan/atau perubahan pada terma dan syarat.
  4. Keputusan SUHAKAM berkenaan senarai pemenang adalah muktamad. Semua peserta tidak boleh menggunakan proses mahkamah untuk mengkaji keputusan SUHAKAM.

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EVENTS_ONLINE EVENTS

DIALOGUE WITH VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES: AN ASSESSMENT OF NEEDS AND NEXT STEPS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Description

Malaysian authorities declared the nation under Movement Control Order (MCO) from 18 March 2020 under the Akta Pencegahan dan Pengawalan Penyakit Berjangkit 1998 and Akta Polis 1967, which was then extended as Conditional MCO (CMCO), to end on 9 June 2020. Under this order, all non-essential work, schools, universities and general operations are mandated to shut and everyone (except for essential workforce) must stay at home or shelter in place. All non-urgent international and interstate travel, recreational and social activities were also not allowed. Despite the mitigation measures in place, there had been a slow and steady increase in the number of Covid-19 positive cases in March – April, especially pronounced in the second wave of the spread of the disease where more clusters of infections were discovered throughout the country.

While actions taken by the authorities to stem the pandemic, had saved lives and much welcomed by the general community, the MCO/CMCO had an unfortunate impact upon various disadvantaged and vulnerable communities; disproportionately affecting the needs and rights of the indigenous people, urban poor, refugees and asylum seekers and migrant workers. These communities were already vulnerable with the lack of supportive policies and programmes by the government, even in normal circumstance, which had been amplified in such a dire situation.

The restrictions imposed had deprived the community’s access to work, food and nutrition, healthcare, and shelter due to their dependency on daily wages, lack of savings and security net to tide them through the period. Most, will also, not benefit from the special stimulus package announced by the Honourable Prime Minister on 27 March and subsequent aid packages. This is further compounded by the restrictions placed upon the movement and operations of NGOs/CSOs and agencies that usually extend aid and assistance, and were unable or faced additional challenges in reaching out to their beneficiaries.

The fact is, even following the end of MCO/CMCO or when the Covid-19 pandemic is successfully controlled, the country’s economy and businesses will take months to recover, which will inadvertently affect the most vulnerable members of the society who have to face a stark reality, for even longer.

SUHAKAM had conducted a needs assessment of the actual situation amongst these communities, to gather information and data which will guide a more structured and strategic approach to address the issues faced by the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. It was necessary, to have evidence-based data from the ground in order to advocate for and seek solutions to issues that were faced. The information gathered will be useful to guide decisions on where aid is best focused on, for the immediate future, or to advise Government to develop targeted policies in the coming months. Where appropriate, SUHAKAM had fully utilised its media reach and influence, to guide and change public opinion, which may in itself bring about positive changes as to how society perceive and treat these communities.

The objectives of the dialogue sessions were :

  1. To identify the challenges and the needs of the communities during the crisis, including where the need is highest and impact is widest
  2. To discuss possible ways and means of supporting the communities, ensuring their rights are met and fulfilled in the shortest time possible
  3. To submit findings and recommendations to authorities and other relevant bodies, for the purpose of sourcing for funding, to influence policies or raise awareness; where appropriate

Please find below, summary of the findings obtained from the dialogue sessions, for your info and update

Subject: SUHAKAM Online Dialogue Sessions from 9 to 23 April 2020

Refugee/asylum Migrant/UndocumentedUrban poor/HomelessChildrenIndigenousPeopleUrban poor/migrant/refugees in SabahIndigenousPeople in Sabah and Sarawak
Held online on9 April 202013 April 202016 April 202017 April 202020 April 202020 April 202023 April 2020
English summaryHereHere/HereHereHereHere
Malay summaryHereHereHereHereHereHere/
Children’s Rights to Education During the Covid 19 Pandemic in SarawakIsu Kanak-Kanak Di Sabah Ketika Pandemik Covid 19 Bersama Agensi Kerajaan Dan Bukan KerajaanDialog Isu Kanak-Kanak Tanpa Warganegara Atau Dokumen Di SarawakConsultation on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Women
Held online on12 June 202016 June 20207 July 2020 17 June 2020
English summaryHere//Here
Malay summary/HereHereHere
ANNOUNCEMENT

(CLOSED) PERTANDINGAN MENULIS ARTIKEL HAK ASASI MANUSIA DARIPADA PERSPEKTIF AGAMA

TERMA DAN SYARAT PERTANDINGAN
  1. Pertandingan Menulis Artikel Hak Asasi Manusia daripada Perspektif Agama memberi fokus kepada empat agama/kepercayaan iaitu Islam, Kristian, Buddha dan Hindu.
  2. Tema pertandingan adalah merujuk kepada:
    1. Hak Kanak-kanak daripada perspektif agama
    2. Hak Wanita daripada perspektif agama
  3. Penyertaan adalah terbuka kepada semua Warganegara Malaysia.
  4. Setiap penyertaan adalah secara individu dan hanya boleh menghantar tidak lebih daripadadua penyertaan sahaja. Setiap penyertaan mestilah menggunakan borang penyertaan yangdisediakan.
  5. Artikel yang ditulis mestilah hasil penulisan sendiri, asli dan belum pernah disiarkan dalammana-mana penerbitan. Plagiat adalah dilarang sama sekali dan jika berlaku, penyertaan akan dibatalkan manakala sijil/hadiah perlu dipulangkan kepada SUHAKAM. SUHAKAM berhak untuk menerbitkan, menyunting atau menggunakan artikel peserta sepenuhnya (tanpa mengubah kandungan asal) dan akan memberikan kredit terhadap artikel peserta dengan memaparkan nama penuh peserta dalam penerbitannya/program SUHAKAM.
  6. Artikel yang dihantar kepada SUHAKAM tidak boleh dihantar ke pertandingan lain sehinggalah pengumuman keputusan pemenang diumumkan oleh SUHAKAM. Keputusan pengadilan adalah muktamad dan ditentukan sepenuhnya oleh SUHAKAM.
  7. Format penulisan adalah seperti berikut:
  •  Penulisan mestilah dalam Bahasa Melayu sahaja dan jumlah perkataan adalah mengikut kategori:
Kategori A (Berumur bawah 18 tahun) Kategori B (Orang awam)
Antara 1200 hingga 1500 patah perkataan (4/5 halaman) Antara 2300 hingga 2500 patah perkataan (8/9 halaman)
*Sekiranya terdapat sumber rujukan yang ditulis secara nota kaki (footnotes) ia tidak termasuk jumlah patah perkataan.
  • Ditaip di atas kertas A4 menggunakan perisian Microsoft Office-Word. Setiap helaian artikel perlu ditandatangan, nama dan no. kad pengenalan peserta (di tulis tangan) di bahagian bawah kanan muka surat. Artikel perlu di taip sebelah muka surat sahaja dan pastikan mempunyai nombor muka surat.
  • Jenis aksara-Arial; Saiz aksara-12; Langkau baris-1.5; Justify
  • Penyertaan hendaklah dihantar alam bentuk hard copy sahaja sebanyak 5 salinanke alamat berikut:Urusetia (Pertandingan Menulis Artikel Hak Asasi Manusia daripada Perspektif Agama) Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM) Tingkat 11, Menara TH Perdana Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
  1. Sebarang pertanyaan hubungi Pn. Elza Nadiah bt Shaik Sulaiman di talian 03-2612 5686/5693 atau e-mel elza@suhakam.org.my.
  2. Pengumuman pemenang adalah dalam tempoh bulan Mac hingga April 2021.
  3. Setiap peserta akan menerima sijil penyertaan dan pemenang akan dihubungi oleh pihak urusetia bagi urusan penyampaian hadiah.
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Perbahasan Laporan Tahunan SUHAKAM 2018 di Parlimen

Debate of the SUHAKAM Annual Report 2018 in Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR (5 DECEMBER 2019) – The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) extends its appreciation to the Government for debating the 2018 SUHAKAM Annual Report in the third sitting of Parliament in 2019 for the first time. SUHAKAM has been calling for the debate of its annual report since the Commission’s formation in 1999.

Debating the 2018 SUHAKAM Annual Report signals the Government’s commitment to the improvement of human rights in the country, which also fulfils part of Promise 26 of the Pakatan Harapan Manifesto to “make our human rights record respected by the world”. It is also in line with the recommendation made by the Parliament Select Committee on Human Rights and Gender Equality in March 2019.

The 2018 SUHAKAM Annual Report not only brings attention to challenges in the various areas of human rights, but also underlines solutions and possible steps that can be taken to remedy these problems, in addition to work done by SUHAKAM in line with its functions and mandate under the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999.

Key areas highlighted by the 2018 SUHAKAM Annual Report include (not in order of importance):-

  1. Human Rights Education
  2. Children’s Rights (including Alternatives to Detention)
  3. Orang Asal / Asli
  4. Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)
  5. Death in Custody & Health in Prisons
  6. Public Inquiry into Enforced Disappearances of Individuals
  7. National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP)
  8. Legal Reforms (including amendments to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999)

SUHAKAM also wishes to extend its appreciation to the 13 Members of Parliament who participated in a lively debate which brought into focus such topics as citizenship rights of children, protections for children, the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, the land rights of the Orang Asli, the importance of strengthening SUHAKAM’s independence to enable it to fulfil its mandate, and the importance of making human rights a recurring topic in Parliament,among others.

SUHAKAM works closely with its partners in the Government, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to realise human rights work in the country. SUHAKAM looks forward to closer collaboration with the Government and for future yearly debates on the Commission’s annual reports.

APPENDIX

Human Rights Education
SUHAKAM has succeeded in expanding its Best Practices in Human Rights (ATHAM) Programme to 468 schools throughout Malaysia after introducing it in 2009 with the support of the Ministry of Education. SUHAKAM has also created educational human rights modules for post-UPSR and post-PT3 students, with initial implementation in ATHAM schools. SUHAKAM also organised 7 Youth For Rights camps involving 1,535 participants from
various local universities and youth groups.

Children’s Rights
SUHAKAM advocates for the total abolition of child marriage and is encouraged by the efforts of various State Governments to raise the minimum maririage age to 18, which will have positive impacts on education, health and child poverty. The Ministry of Women, Family and
Community Development also took steps to establish a Children’s Commission in 2018. In 2019, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner was created under SUHAKAM and a Children’s Commissioner was appointed.

SUHAKAM also recommends that all tahfiz schools should be registered with the Ministry of Education and that Alternatives to Detention (ATD) are considered for children.

Orang Asal / Asli
The violation of Native Customary Rights (NCR) land continue to be the main complaint received by SUHAKAM pertaining to the Orang Asal / Asli, mostly from the states of Kelantan, Perak, Pahang and Johor in the case of the latter. SUHAKAM advocates for the implementation of recommendations made in the 2013 Report of the National Inquiry of Land Rights of Indigenous People without delay.

Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)
SUHAKAM is concerned by the challenges experienced by PWDs, particularly in terms of accessibility in economic, social, cultural, religious, civil and political areas. SUHAKAM has organised various programmes with PWD communities to engage them on substantive issues related to their needs and rights, and will continue to do so.

Death in Custody & Health in Prisons
SUHAKAM, the Royal Malaysian Police and the Ministry of Health are in the process of establishing a medical team known as the Custodial Medical Unit (CMU) to address health issues among detainees and to record injuries or other humans rights violations experienced by detainees while in custody. These units will initially be established in five centralised lock-ups
in Shah Alam (Selangor), Jinjang (KL), Bayan Baru (Pulau Pinang), Indera Mahkota (Pahang) and Kepayan (Sabah).

SUHAKAM also advocates for the ratification of the United Nations Convention Against Torture (UN CAT) for the elimination of torture everywhere in Malaysia, with special attention to detention facilities where violence and abuse of detainees have led to deaths.

Public Inquiry into Enforced Disappearances of Individuals
SUHAKAM received a complaint from a group of CSOs and family members of of Pastor Raymond Koh, social activist Amri Che Mat, Pastor Joshua Hilmy and Ruth Sitepu in April. The Commission decided to conduct a public inquiry (PI) and began hearing testimony in October 2017. The inquiry into Amri Che Mat was concluded on 31 October and Pastor Raymond Koh on 8 December 2018. The PI found that enforced disappearance by state actors, namely the Special Branch of the Royal Malaysian Police, had occurred in both cases.

National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP)
From 2012 to 2018, the Government has studied and developed a National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) which was launched on 1 March 2018. The NHRAP contains 294 action plans and is an important first step in articulating a more coherent and holistic human rights policy in the country. The NHRAP is supported by SUHAKAM and the Commission hopes
that the NHRAP will be implemented without delay.

Legal Reforms
SUHAKAM has recommended amendments to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999 related to the appointments of commissioners, the composition of the commission, the length of terms of commissioners, authority to visit detention centres, authority to perform mediations, authority to review bills before they are tabled and debated in Parliament, the source of funding, SUHAKAM to be present as amicus curiae in court cases related to human rights, the expansion of certain powers under the authority to conduct inquiries and the establishment of a Permanent Parliament Select Committee on Human Rights, among others, for the purpose of strengthening SUHAKAM’s capabilities as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI).

SUHAKAM also recommends amendments to the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (ATIPSOM) Act 2007 to introduce provisions related to seizure of assets, new rules to identify victims, introduction of slavery and human trafficking statements as proof of transparency in the supply chain of an organisation, to eliminate caning as a punishment and to introduce mandatory reporting of companies in order to further prevent the proliferation of modern slavery.

SUHAKAM has been contributing to the development of bills related to the elimination of discrimination against women and sexual harassment. The Commission proposed the creation of a gender equality law in its CEDAW Committee Report in 2017 and 2018 Annual Report.